Ronald S. Boyd (Webster Funeral Homes)

The motorcyclist killed last week on Ohio 4 was a decorated Army Green Beret.

Ronald S. Boyd, 59, crashed Wednesday a couple blocks south of Ohio 129 when his motorcycle struck the back of an SUV. Boyd also collided with a southbound semi truck, police said.

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NORFOLK, Va. -- They called it Operation Tossed Salad and the hasty plan, concocted over several hours at various clubs in Bamako, Mali, was to haze an Army Green Beret.

Instead, Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar died sometime in the early morning of June 4, 2017, after four special operators broke into his room while he was sleeping, taped him up, placed him in a chokehold, then tried to cover up their actions. On Monday, a Navy SEAL and Marine Raider, the last of four service members currently charged in the case, made their first court appearances in front a preliminary hearing officer at Naval Station Norfolk, who will help determine whether there is enough evidence for the military to pursue the case.

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(U.S. Navy/Associated Press/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump's nominee for the Navy's top officer wants to identify the "root causes" of the slew of misconduct that's roiled the Naval Special Warfare community in recent years despite a relatively recent Pentagon review that found "no gaps" in the ethics and professional training for U.S. special operations forces.

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A member of the British Army's elite Special Air Service who died alongside a U.S. special operator during a counter-ISIS operation in Syria last year was killed by "the accidental detonation of explosives carried by coalition forces" rather than an enemy IED as the Pentagon initially claimed, according to an investigation by the UK Ministry of Defense.

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(U.S. Navy/Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric)

A member of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 who was named its Sailor of the Year in 2016 has been charged with pretending to be someone else over text messages so he could get nude photographs from women.

Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Howard faces a general court-martial at Naval Station Norfolk, although his civilian defense attorney is seeking to have the case dismissed during a hearing next week.

The case is thrusting the ordinarily secretive naval special warfare community into an uncomfortable spotlight once again.

On Wednesday, a platoon of San Diego-based SEALs was sent home early from Iraq "due to a perceived deterioration of good order and discipline within the team during non-operational periods." And earlier this week, Navy Times reported that members of Virginia Beach-based SEAL Team 10 routinely used cocaine and were able to cheat drug tests before they were caught last year.

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(U.S. Navy/Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jayme Pastoric)

When the commander of Special Operations Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve unceremoniously booted SEAL Team 7 out of Iraq this week, the U.S. Special Operations Command justified it "due to a perceived deterioration of good order and discipline within the team during non-operational periods."

But according to an alarming new report in the New York Times, "deterioration of good order and discipline" seemed to be an understatement.

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